Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Book #Review: New York To Dallas (In Death Series)

Book Title: NY To Dallas
Author: JD Robb |WebsiteFacebook|
Publisher: Berkley Publishing
Genre: Mystery Romance
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: Hardcover, ebook
Cost: $ 5.99
Pages: 479
How I got it: Library
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
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Twelve years ago, Eve Dallas was just a rookie NY cop when her instincts led her to the apartment of Isaac McQueen, a man she discovered to be a sick murderer and pedophile, who was keeping young girls in cages. Now a homicide Lieutenant, Eve is one of the most distinguished officers in the city—and then she learns that McQueen has escaped from jail. Bent on revenge against Eve and with a need to punish more "bad girls" McQueen heads to Dallas, Texas—the place where Eve was found as a child, the place where she killed her own abusive monster when she was only eight years old. With Eve and Roarke in pursuit of McQueen, everything is on the line and secrets from Eve's past are about to be shockingly revealed.

This book has got to be the most emotional roll coaster ride for me as a reader and I'm sure for Eve and Roarke as well. So much happens to Eve, especially once she figures out why the person doing the crime is doing it.  It becomes one elaborate puzzle that must be pulled apart. Without her team Eve would have never begun to even come close.

I wouldn't be a cop for any money in the world.  (I mean no disrespect but the shyt cops have to see?? Yeah NO, I get messed up enough working with the survivors no need to be in the middle of the storm) This case the details, were just so depressing because with the equipment they have now??  This guy would have gotten away.  The emotional journey that Robb took us on to the get to the end of this story?? Just so much feels!!

Just blew me away.  Eve worked out some serious issues to even begin to get this case to move along. This more than any other book has been more about her past than ever before. She confronts pieces of her past so viscerally, I just don't know how she did it and still kept coming for the guy.

This book Roarke grows all kinds of bossy and really sets his foot down and makes Eve get serious help.  I'm finally glad she talked to Mira and worked through so much. I just can't get over how hard this book was. It's deep, raw, emotional, exhausting and Oh Goddess it was good.

For the first time in a long time Robb married the two parts of the book.  She had both case and progression of Eve's personal story, normally she never has both in a book.  Two and half years to get to this *according to Eve's time frame*.  So it's going to be a very long time before Eve starts to heal and deal with the rest of the issues.
I'm sure the books will be interesting reads and now we really know where Eve comes from. Personally I wonder if we are going to find relatives much like we did for Roarke, people who didn't know what was happening, or didn't know their daughter or son had a child.  It should be interesting to see if she does the same for Eve as she did for Roarke.

Happy Reading

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